Light Season 1 Spoilers
When Carnival Row Season 1 came out, I was hooked. The Amazon Prime series is so different, but so familiar. It’s very similar to the struggles immigrants had to face in America, but with a fantasy twist. I do love period dramas. Although, it does get tiring focusing on the well off in different periods. Luckily, this series doesn’t do that. Other classes and mythical creatures get their time on screen as well.
The Importance Of Culture
There’s a reason many Americans hold on to their distant ancestries. The way immigrants were treated and being proud of where they came from made them hold on to their cultures. They passed their cherished heritage down from generation to generation. Sadly, some parts may have been washed away. Carnival Row isn’t just a fantasy drama, it’s relatable history of many countries, not just America. Just like the Irish and the Italians in the US, The Faes stick to their own kind and hate being treated as inferior. They are stuck in the ghetto called the Burgue and climbing higher was damn near impossible. Now it is since the Fae are locked up in the Burgue like the Jews were in Germany.
We also see just like in our world when one is mixed. Orlando Bloom’s character, Philo, finds out that he’s half Human/half Faerie and after his discovery, he doesn’t really fit in either. With David Gyasi and Tamzin Merchant’s characters, Agreus and Imogen, things are a little different. The Faun and human are now on the run after being caught by Imogen’s brother. I doubt things will go well for this couple in season 2.
Has This Type Of Story Been Overdone?
I don’t think it has. There have been a few gritty period cop shows and shows similar, but the focus wasn’t on the people as much. It’s been a lot of criminals and crime fighters as the center. I really do enjoy Carnival Row and am wondering when the hell season 2 will be released. I’ve read some articles theorizing late 2022 or 2023, but I hope we don’t have to wait that long.